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Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to subscribe, please click here). This will also alert you to any other posts on the blog. Should you wish, you can unsubscribe at any time, by clicking on the icon again and selecting ‘unsubscribe’. The most romantic way to experience the Northern Lights Travelers looking for a unique adventure that combines luxury and experiential travel, comfort and romance, should direct their gaze at the Arctic coast near Tromso, Norway. It is there that the hunt for the Aurora Borealis, as well as the hunt for the perfect spot to melt life’s glaciers with love, comes to fruition… [read more] The best Winter sun activities in Qatar Qatar might be a small nation, but it’s swiftly earning a big reputation when it comes to winter sun. With a reliable climate, one of the best-connected airports on the planet, long swathes of sandy coast and a futuristic city with a stellar skyline at its heart, it’s too often an overlooked option for late-year getaways… [read more] Masoala peninsula: Madagascar’s last untouched rainforest As the boat lurches over another huge wave, a whale slaps its massive tail, against the water in front. These mammals make Olympic gymnasts look like amateurs as they acrobatically lift their enormous bodies in gravity-defying displays. We’re traveling across Antongil Bay to the far-flung Masoala Forest Lodge on Masoala peninsula, a vast national park on Madagascar’s northeast coast, and the island’s last remaining untouched rainforest… [read more] Michelin-starred chefs are elevating cruise ship cuisine to new heights As the cruise market grows, the quality of food on board ships has become as important to some passengers as the exotic locations they can visit and the suites they snooze in between them. In response to rising expectations, a number of dining trends have emerged on board today’s resort-like cruise ships… [read more] If you don’t finish this Antarctic marathon in time, you’re left behind Are you an adventurous runner? Maybe you have completed marathons all over the country, or even the world. Is your taste for adventure matched only by your healthy bank account? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, and are searching for something even more adventurous than you’ve ever done before, we might have the answer for you. You may be a perfect candidate for the inaugural Race the Jet Marathon… [read more] We really enjoy hearing from our readers and would love to hear your views on any of these stories! Please click on the comments below and share your thoughts. Thank you. Have a story you’d like to share? Please contact us for details.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. Don’t worry – Norway will not have to listen to me singing “Let it go”. No urge to do that at all.

    Floating barge looks a fab experience. Great holiday design.

    Great but I promise that I won’t sing. The world’s not ready for that yet.

  2. I can see the Antarctic Marathon being hugely over subscribed. There are a lot of fanatics out there who “collect” marathons.

    Many runners will want to go to their graves saying that they’ve run marathons on 6 continents.

    Then there will be those who have already survived the Marathon des Sables in the Sahara. They will want to do the Antarctic run so that they can make claims about running through fire and ice.

  3. Qatar could be one to watch in the coming years. As a host of the next football World Cup it is going to get noticed.

    Obviously it’s going to be big on luxury, as Dubai is, but at the moment it’s not got the congestion problems.

    From this list it looks as if it is going to carve out its own niche.

  4. I’ve taken many cruises and always been highly impressed by the food. So I’ve got to ask if the chefs can raise the bar any higher. But I’m not complaining if they want to work it. I’m happy to do some tasting and report back.

    1. Sorry, Tim… I don’t think we offer a way to do that directly. The only way I can think to do it is to set up a Google Alert for the phrase “luxury travel news this week” and with “site:aluxurytravelblog.com” at the end of the search term (assuming that’s something you can do). That should notify you of these posts, but will hopefully also prevent you getting alerts when the exact same phrase is used elsewhere on the Web.

      For more information on Google Alerts, visit https://www.google.com/alerts

  5. Cruising along the western coast of Norway, or around the Svalbard archipelago is a wonderful experience to watching Aurora Borealis. It combines comfort, adventure and lots of excitement.

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